Princeton women's basketball senior co-captains Devona Allgood and Lauren Edwards were recognized at the annual PVC Senior-Athlete Banquet Wednesday evening. Allgood was selected as the lone female speaker and Edwards took home a pair of awards.
Allgood was selected as one of only two student-athlete speakers at the banquet. A four-year starter, Allgood was a three-time All-Ivy League selection and earned Ivy All-Rookie honors following her freshman season. During the 2011-12 campaign the Tiger center joined the 1,000-point club and concluded her career ranked No. 12 all-time in points scored in Princeton history with 1,177. Allgood also concludes her Tiger career ranked No. 3 in rebounds with 802, and No. 7 in field goals made with 529.
She graduates with a degree in civil and environmental engineering. Allgood's senior thesis was entitled "When It All Falls Down: A Failure Risk Analysis on Bridges in the United States."
Classmate Edwards was the first-ever Princeton student-athlete to win both the C. Otto von Kienbusch and Art Lane Awards. The von Kienbusch Award is given annually to the top senior sportswoman at Princeton. First awarded to Helena Novakova in 1972, this prestigious list of former winners includes such standouts as Emily Goodfellow (1976), Deborah St. Phard (1987), Amy MacFarlane (1998), Esmeralda Negron (2005) and Alicia Aemisegger (2010).
The Lane Award is given to honor selfless contribution to sport and society by an undergraduate. Art Lane, the very embodiment of the award that now bears his name, won the Pyne Prize and captained the 1933 Princeton football team to the national championship as an undergraduate before going on to a career as a Naval officer, a federal judge and a corporate general counsel.
Edwards earned First-Team All-Ivy League honors each of her final three seasons and Ivy All-Rookie honors as a freshman. A four-year starter, she ranks in the Princeton career record book sixth in points scored with 1,319, sixth in blocked shots with 98 and ninth in three-pointers made with 152.
She is also very dedicated to community service. Edwards spent the summer before her junior year in Cambodia, teaching English in the Kampong Tralach Village and helpingbuild a self-sustainable English/hospitality school. She also was involved with a beach cleanup day with her employer Barclays and wrote pen pal letters during the season. The Princeton team also spent five days prior to the 2011-12 season in Senegal, Africa, where they held a basketball clinic for local youth and visited an orphanage.
A three-time Academic All-Ivy selection, Edwards was a 2012 finalist for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award, earning All-America Second-Team honors. She will graduate with a degree in economics and a political economy certificate. Edwards' senior thesis was entitled "Wishful Bidding: An Analysis of How Hosting the World Cup Can(not) Help Your Economy."
Both Allgood and Edwards were part of three consecutive Ivy League Championship teams and helped the Tigers go a perfect 14-0 in Ivy play twice. In 2012, Princeton became the first-ever Ivy women's basketball program to earn a national ranking, when the team was ranked No. 24 in the final regular season poll. This year the Tigers also earned the highest seed in Ivy women's history into the NCAA Tournament at No. 9.